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R v SM - [2019] 2 NZLR 600

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High Court Wellington
CRI-2017-219-209; [2018] NZHC 2741
4, 5 October 2018
Brewer J
Criminal law — Murder — Defendant trying to free co-defendant from citizen’s arrest — Defendant killed victim with single stab of knife — Whether power for one citizen to arrest another — Whether statutory immunities applied when citizen’s arrest made — Whether claim acting in self-defence plausible — Whether jury could consider defendant’s claim of self-defence — Crimes Act 1961, ss 2, 35, 36, 37, 168 and 315.

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